StrokerRed

StrokerRed

 DeKalb, Illinois, USA
BandAmericanaCover Band

Outlaw Country Rock, everything from Johnny Cash to Tom Petty

Biography

We are an Outlaw Country band, we play songs from the old and the new outlaws. We refuse to play the old and tired "standard" country covers, and we refuse to play the new cheezy country you hear on the radio today. Stroker-Red started in the back of a hole in the wall bar with two guys (Grant "Stroker" Stoker and Chad "Red" Carlson) pickin and tradin their favorite songs back and forth for just a few lingering bar patrons. Then after a few open mics down the road in downtown DeKalb they were asked to open for a country band coming to town from Chicago. Well they decided it would be best to put together a full band. So they picked up drummer (Cory Moore) and he convinced the lead guitar player (Andy Wood) to quit the other band they were in and "turn" country. Then they rounded out the sound with the bass player (Alex "The Dark Squirrel" DeForrest)and got together and learned 20 songs in 4 weeks! They haven't looked back since. After forming in Early August of 2009 they have played over 50 dates, from dive bars to festivals. Always putting on a rocking show and getting people up to dance, and introducing them to this new brand of outlaw country rock!

Set List

Movin' On - Stroker-Red Original
50$ and A Flask Of Crown - Blue Edmondson
Alabama Chain Gang - Joey Alcorn
Angels Like Her - Trent Tomlinson
Blue On Black - Kenny Wayne Sheppard
Chicken Fried - Zac Brown Band
Cocaine Blues - Johnny Cash
Cotton Fields - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Country Mile - Stroker Red Original
Cry Lonely - Cross Canadian Ragweed
Dead Flowers - Rolling Stones
Don’t Mess Around With Jim - Jim Croce
Eastbound And Down - Jerry Reed
Fast As You - Dwight Yoakam
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
Freight Train - Fred Eaglesmith
Friend Of The Devil - Grateful Dead
Get Rhythm - Johnny Cash
Hard Times - Ryan Bingham
Hey Say May - Reckless Kelly
I’m Gonna Miss Her - Brad Paisley
In Color - Jamey Johnson
Intentional Heartache - Dwight Yoakam
It Ain't Easy Being Me - Chris Knight
Jennings And Jones- Jamey Johnson
Kind Of Trouble - Stroker-Red Original
Lonesome Orny And Mean - Waylon Jennings
Mama Tried - Merle Haggard
Mood Ring - Paul Thorn
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